National Court Reporting and Captioning Week 2020

It’s time to show your court reporter and captioning pride! February 8-15, 2020 is National Court Reporting and Captioning Week. In honor of the event we thought we would share some interesting court reporting trivia from the NCRA website:

    • Charles Dickens’ early days as a court reporter in London’s Parliament became a subplot in David Copperfield.
    • The court reporters in the O.J. Simpson criminal trial took down more than one million lines of trial testimony.
    • Actor Harvey Keitel began his professional career as a court reporter at Century Reporting Company in New York City.
    • The federal judge who later became the first commissioner of baseball began his career as a court reporter.
    • Actresses Michelle Pfeiffer and Kim Delaney once studied to be court reporters.
    • Court reporters have taken depositions or court proceedings of multitudes of the rich and (in)famous: Elvis Presley, Bill Cosby, Joan Collins, Jimmy Hoffa, Frank Sinatra, Isley Brothers, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Muhammad Ali, Alex Haley, Michael Bolton, Yoko Ono, Michael Jackson…
    • Capturing the record of important proceedings dates back to the fourth century B.C.
    • The ampersand (&) is one of the earliest forms of shorthand.

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